I am helping a friend and his needs are a bit different then my usual criteria and the biggest difference is he keeps his gear like ten years. Mine is lucky to make it to the next model year. I have my suggestions down to three for him. I would really like a receiver with pre- outs so he can use it a a pre pro some day. Two hdmi outs is another spec he would like to have. A higher end room correction would be nice and streaming music is important,
I have used accessories 4 less in the past and I think some good choices would be the marantz sr6006 the denon av3312ci which I believe is a very close cousin of the marantz. Lastly the onkyo tx-nr809 would fit the bill but I have had less then stellar track record with onkyo and being reliable units.
I have a marantz av-7005 and love it but he does not want to go separates and only has a 600.00 budget what do you folks think?